Zak Sos

Zak Sos

Reporter

Zak Sos joined KTVU in October 2021. Prior to joining the station, he covered the arrest of one of the first alleged January 6 co-conspirators, Lonnie Coffman, in Alabama, whose vehicle was discovered with Molotov cocktails near the Capitol building. Zak reported live after a devastating 2015 Metro North train crash outside of New York City, which killed six, injured more than a dozen, and prompted an overhaul of federal safety regulations. He was on the ground live as wildfires and floods devastated Colorado Springs in 2012.

 Zak reported at News 12 in New York City and WHNT News 19, the CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama. He also worked behind the scenes at CNN and NY1 in New York City, and Reuters TV in London.

 Zak grew up in New York City. He did his undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Maryland, followed by postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Cardiff University in Wales.

Zak reported extensively on the Covid-19 pandemic, speaking with the Bay Area's leading health experts. He closely covered the war in Ukraine, with an eye on what everyday Bay Area residents are doing to help, including a former Uber executive's decision to fly to the war zone, and volunteer for the army. He was in Union Square live after looters ransacked the area's high-end stores, prompting city leaders to reevaluate San Francisco's policing tactics. He reported live for the return of the Chinese New Year parade after the pandemic.

Zak is a big skier and during the winter you can find him trying to plan a last-minute weekend escape to Tahoe. He also enjoys hiking some of the Bay Area's beautiful trails. And he's still trying to eat his way through all the amazing diverse food scenes that the region offers.

The latest from Zak Sos

Thousands take to streets for final day of SF Pride

All across San Francisco on Sunday, thousands took to the streets to mark the final day of SF Pride. From the annual parade, to the festivities outside City Hall, and the dazzling rainbow flag lighting up Market Street, this year's Pride did not disappoint.

'Drag Me Downtown' holds show finale ahead of SF Pride

For a second year in a row, ‘Drag Me Downtown’ helped usher in the start of San Francisco Pride. The pop-up drag show series, which has been taking over downtown venues each week this month, held its finale on Thursday.

'Wild Thang' crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog' in Petaluma

The Sonoma-Marin Fair played host to perhaps the globe's most prestigious contest for less than attractive dogs. Friday, an 8-year-old Pekingese named Wild Thang was crowned the 'World's Ugliest Dog'.